April 5, 2014

Mitterrand: France's Enduring Inegma

Tom Carson, American Prospect


A new biography of the former president of France examines the man's setbacks, gambles, and pragmatic self-reinventions.

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TAGGED: France


April 1, 2014
Dithering Francois Stunned into Action
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Telegraph
After a revolt by voters, and losing ground to the far Right, the President of France had little choice but to promote 'Sarkozy’s clone.' more ››
April 1, 2014
Is Le Tea Party Brewing in France?
Anthony Faiola, Washington Post
Steeped in conservative rage and tasting of grass roots, a political backlash has traditional politicians and the news media asking the once-unthinkable: Is le tea party brewing in France? If it were, it would be populated by... more ››
April 2, 2014
France Hits Pause on Its War on Wealth
Wall Street Journal
French President François Hollande dismissed his cabinet on Monday following a drubbing for the Socialist party in last weekend's municipal elections. Gone is Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister who presided over 11%... more ››
April 2, 2014
France's 'Sarkozy of the Left'
David Revault d'Allonnes, Le Monde
Tough on crime and blatantly ambitious, Valls was plucked by President Hollande to lead a new government after Sunday's disaster in local elections. It's a risky choice, for many reasons. more ››
April 5, 2014
A Socialist Nightmare Looms for Britain
The Spectator
So we can look to France to see the kind of future which may await Britain if, as the pollsters and bookmakers believe, Miliband is just over a year away from 10 Downing Street. It is frightening. more ››